Xiaomi has revived the Mi Mix series with Mi Mix Fold, the company’s first commercial folding phone. Unlike previous outlandish Mix devices and concepts from the company, the Mi Mix Fold is a fairly conventional folding phone that uses a large screen on the inside / small screen on the outside that is similar to Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold. series and Huawei’s new Mate X2.
The inner screen is an 8.01-inch 4: 3 OLED panel with 2480 x 1860 resolution, a standard screen brightness of 600 nit (900 peak) and support for Dolby Vision HDR. Xiaomi says that the screen can be folded 200,000 times. The outer screen is 6.52 inches with a 90Hz refresh rate. Xiaomi makes big claims about Mi Mix Fold̵
The processor is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 paired with 12 GB or 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB or 512 GB of storage. The battery capacity is 5.020mAh, and Xiaomi says that the 67W fast charging system will give you a full charge in 37 minutes.
As previously teased last week, the new Mixen is also the first phone to use floating lens technology in the camera. Xiaomi says that it allows for a telephoto lens with a close focal length of 3 cm and optical zoom of 3x, or 30x hybrid zoom. The rest of the camera system consists of a Samsung HMX 108-megapixel main sensor and a 13-megapixel ultra-wide, which sounds like the same solid layout as on the Mi 11.
Xiaomi first unveiled a collapsible phone prototype more than two years ago, before Samsung released its first Galaxy Fold. The device had a dual-fold design where a tablet-sized screen could be bent back on the left and right edges for a more phone-like experience.
Later that year, Xiaomi announced the Mi Mix Alpha, which had a cover screen that covered almost the entire phone, but it never hit the market. Recently, Xiaomi unveiled its latest concept phone with a “square curved waterfall screen” that curves on all four sides.
Mi Mix Fold, on the other hand, sells a lot – people in China are able to pre-order it from today, and it will be shipped on April 16. Prices start at 9999 yuan (around $ 1,521) for a model with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, and go all the way up to 12 999 yuan (around $ 1,978) for a 16 GB / 512 GB ceramic special edition. There is still no word on a release outside of China.